Assistant/Associate Professor- Intelligent Construction Technology
Department: Civil Engineering
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 21, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-08
Position ID: 137137
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving
university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and
two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research
university that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP's nearly 25,000
students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to
college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. UTEP is the only open-
access, top tier research university in America, yet its retention rates
exceed those of selective institutions.
Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one
of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with
the community around them. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and 3
in Texas to hold both top tier research and community engagement distinctions
from the Carnegie Foundation.
UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health,
culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108
million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among
the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for
federal research expenditures at public universities.
The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has
one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S.,
underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great
value. Almost 25% of graduates from the poorest backgrounds reach the top
income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in American for
About the College of Engineering and Civil Engineering Department:
The College of Engineering has seven departments with nearly 120 full-time
faculty and over 4,500 students. The college is consistently ranked in the top
5 schools in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanics.
The Department of Civil Engineering has 19 full-time faculty and 750 students
enrolled in accredited BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Construction Engineering
& Management, MS in Civil Engineering, ME in Civil & Environmental
Engineering, and PhD in Civil Engineering degree programs. The Department
organizes and actively encourages its students to participate in its global
programs, including the faculty-led study abroad programs to Brazil, Czech
Republic, Mexico, Peru, as well as the Dual Master Degrees Program in Smart
Cities with Czech Technical University.
UTEP strongly encourages inter-disciplinary research and, through the
department of civil engineering, is one of the leaders in the United States in
Real-Time/Continuous Construction Monitoring and Controls. The International
Society for Intelligent Construction has provided access to its worldwide
network of experts in that area. A world leader of manufacturing construction
equipment, through a non-disclosure agreement with UTEP, has provided and will
provide access to state-of-the-art and emerging technology. UTEP plays a
significant role in that area in the National Road Research Alliance (a
research group comprising of ten DOTS).
The civil engineering faculty members participate in research activities
through the following centers affiliated with the Department: Center for
Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS); Center for Environmental
Resource Management (CERM); Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS);
NSF-Funded Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainability through
Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE); NSF-Funded
Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Systems
(NEWT); USDOT-Funded Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
(CAIT); USDOT-Funded Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC); USDOT-
Funded Center for Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible &
Resilient Transportation (C2SMART); USDOT-Funded Center for Transportation,
Environment & Community Health (CTECH); USDOT-Funded Center for Advancing
Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH); DHS-
funded Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE).
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso
(UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the
rank of assistant or associate professor to start in the Fall 2022 semester in
the area of intelligent construction technology. The creation of this position
is motivated by the need to develop intelligent and sustainable construction
technologies that will lead to a reduction in infrastructure construction
cost, increased productivity and significant improvements in construction and
The successful candidate is expected to: (1) contribute to the Department's
undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) programs; (2) develop a
sustainable, nationally recognized and externally funded research program;
(3) participate in intelligent construction inter-disciplinary research with
colleagues within and outside the Department, including other departments at
UTEP, and our national and international partners; and (4) advise and mentor
students in their education, research, and professional development consistent
with the missions of the Department, the College, and the University.
Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a
closely related field. We are seeking a scholar with strong capability and
passion to apply/expand expertise in intelligent construction technology and
other related civil engineering sub-disciplines. Candidate should demonstrate
teaching and research capabilities in at least one of the following emerging
areas that complement the existing faculty's expertise: smart systems,
sustainable environmental systems, advanced materials and manufacturing,
artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and data science. Professional
registration or eligibility to become a P.E. in the State of Texas is highly
desirable. Applicants seeking an appointment at the associate professor level
should have a track record of research leadership in the field nationally.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at
El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working
environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures
the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who
share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran
status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision
of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the
basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free
from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of
1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an
incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at
email@example.com, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly
Hall, Room 312.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities,
please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: (1) a cover
letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for at
least three professional references, (4) degree transcripts, (5) a
statement of research (maximum two pages), (6) a statement of
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (7) a statement of
teaching philosophy and teaching interests (maximum two pages). Questions
about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr.
Cesar Carrasco email@example.com.